The cheapest times to fly from OAK to ISU are

  • late January and early February
  • March 19th to April 29th
  • July 30th to December 31st (except the weeks of August 20th, October 8th, and October 15th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from OAK to ISU is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $9097 for Tuesday flights during late May, or as low as $1645 for Sunday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Sulaymaniyah

Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Sulaymaniyah (ISU) will usually cost between $1675 to $7899 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1658. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $8164. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $6507 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2251 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to ISU flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the OAK to ISU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

OAK to ISU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the OAK to ISU flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Oakland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ISU, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into OAK. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Sulaymaniyah, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Oakland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2480 (39%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2152. Return trip prices are from the ISU to OAK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from OAK to ISU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking OAK to ISU

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from OAK to ISU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (OAK > LGW > ISU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1072
  • Average savings: $1179 (52.38%)

See OAK to LGW flights

Hack #2: Beirut (OAK > BEY > ISU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1418
  • Average savings: $834 (37.03%)

See OAK to BEY flights

Hack #3: Sofia (OAK > SOF > ISU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1430
  • Average savings: $821 (36.47%)

See OAK to SOF flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from OAK to ISU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sulaymaniyah International Airport to Metropolitan Oakland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7310 miles or 11764 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from OAK to ISU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to ISU flight is about 14 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Sulaymaniyah?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from OAK to ISU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code OAK
Origination airport name Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
City Oakland, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.7
Longitude -122.2

Return Airport

Destination code ISU
Destination airport name Sulaymaniyah International Airport
City Sulaymaniyah
Country Iraq
Latitude 35.6
Longitude 45.3


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